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Abu Dhabi 2012 - Starting grid // Vettel is pushed down the grid from third to very last

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Sebastian Vettel was excluded from qualifying after drawing to a halt once the session had ended. Red Bull explained to the stewards why they hadn't been able to get the car back to the pitlane, but it was then discovered there wasn't enough fuel in the car for a sample. He was given permission to start from the rear of the grid.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:40.63015
2Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:40.97817
3Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:41.22622
4Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:41.26020
5Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:41.29020
6Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:41.58217
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.60317
8Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:41.72317
9Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.77824
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.01916
11Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:42.08417
12Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.21816
13Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.28914
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:42.33018
15Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:42.60617
16Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.76514
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.0589
18Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:44.95611
19Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:45.08910
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:45.15111
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:45.4269
22Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:45.7668
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:46.3829
24Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:41.07316
  • 24 places. Sebastian Vettel - Excluded from qualifying due to insufficient fuel sample.

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